Kenai Golf Course column

August and September have been very busy months at the Kenai Golf Course. The course is spectacular!

As of this week, the KGA season-long competitions have concluded.

The Kenai Cup: Bill Davis and Pat Bowen received first-round byes. In the second round, Todd Eskelin beat Bill Davis and Pat Bowen edged out Michael Houghton. In the finals Todd Eskelin outdueled Pat Bowen for the championship of the 2018 Kenai Cup.

The 2018 KGA Championship Tournament Final Standings: In the Men’s Division, Larry Jackson finished in first place with a total of 33 points. Michael Houghton came in second with 30 points, followed by Mike Kebschull with 29 points for third place. This was a very close competition!

In the Senior Division, Bill Davis won first place with 31 points and second went to Charlie K. who had 29 points. Rene Alavarez won third place with 27 points, followed by Pat Bowen in fourth place with 26 points. Chuck Rupethal rounded out the top five with 25 points. In the Ladies’ Division, Lara Griffin finished first with 37 points, followed by Teresa Sibilboro with 13 points. Tammy Maturro placed third with 11 points. There was a tie between Shawna Cooper and Jeannie Duhan for fourth. Winners in each division received a Kenai Golf Course logoed windshirt with their name on it.

September 9, final KGA Tournament results: Low Gross senior champion for this event was Rene Alvarez who shot a 77. In the Men’s Division, Chris Morin won first place with a low gross score of 80. Both golfers won the gross side pots in their divisions. Net tournament winners included Demi Byram in first with a net 62, followed by Rene Alvarez with a net score of 67. Eddie Sibilboro placed third with a net 70. Dave Litchfield and Pat Bowen tied for fourth with scores of 71. Dave finished fourth in a card back, putting Pat in fifth place.

In the Ladies’ Division, Teresa Sibilboro finished first with a net score of 67. Second place went to Lara Griffin with a 75, followed by Marianne Hyman with an 81. Skins were won by Todd Eskelin on hole #3, Chuck Rupenthal on #18 and Eddie Sibilboro had two skins on holes #5 and #17. On hole #9, Bobby Bush won a skin. Closest to the pin on hole #5 was won by Keith Stasek (27’11”). Bobby Bush won on hole #9 (10’3”). Michael Houghton won hole #10 (13’10”). The winner on hole #13 (7’7”) was Gordon Griffin.

Senior League August 28: Low Gross was won by Craig Jung with a 40. Pat Bowen won Low Net with a net 32. Fewest putts was also won by Pat Bowen. Skins were won by Craig Jung on hole #3, Dave Litchfield on #4 and Pat Bowen on #6.

Senior League September 4: Bill Davis won Low Gross with a score of 40. Low Net was won by Bobby Bush with a net 33. Greens in regulations was won by Craig Jung with a total of three greens. Longest putt on hole #5 was won by Gary Brumley with a putt of 19’8”. Craig Jung won skins on holes #2 and #5. Bill Davis won a skin on #8 and Bobby Bush won a skin on hole #1.

Senior League September 11: Bill Davis won Low Gross with a score of 37. Low Net was won by Bill Haese with a 32 net. On hole #6, Bill also won longest putt with a putt of 6’6”. Closest to the pin on hole #9 was won by Jerry Norris at 24’4”. Bill Davis won the only skin, hole #3. I would like to thank Jerry Norris for his continued good work on our weekly senior competition.

This Saturday, September 15, is the River City Cheer Annual Glow Ball Tournament. Registration is at 8 p.m., shotgun tee times begin at dark. Registration is $300 per four-person team. For additional information, call the clubhouse at 283-7500.

Come out and enjoy great fall golf. See you on the course.

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